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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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PROFESSIONAL RECORD MANUFACTURE (FIG. 8.3)

1. The recording session may be in a studio or an external location. A simple two-microphone balance may be used, or a multi-microphone set-up.

2. Multi-mix as well as two-mix sessions can be recorded directly onto twin-track 1/4 in tapes.

2a. Multi-mix sessions are more commonly recorded on multi-track machines (1 or 2 in tape : 8, 16, 24 or 32 tracks).

3. and 3a. The best takes are edited together to produce a complete performance.

4. An edited twin-track tape is called a master and will usually be copied for safety.

4a. A multi-track tape is copied via a mixing desk by a process known as reduction, to make…

5. ….twin-track production master.

6. The twin-track tape goes to the cutting room for transfer ...

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